Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has apologized to Nigerians for the shortage of passport booklets.


The Comptroller General, Mohammed Babandede on Wednesday announced that the issue has been resolved and passport booklets are available for distribution.


He appealed to passport applicants to exercise patience as passport offices sort out pending orders.


Babandede said this on Wednesday at the launch of the Maitama Passport Express Centre (MPEC)


He said: “We acknowledge and apologize for the challenges faced in the past few weeks regarding passport booklets availability.


“I am glad to inform you that booklets are now available and are being distributed to all our passport issuing centres.


“We, therefore, appeal for little more patience from passport applicants to enable the passport offices to clear the pending backlog.“